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Appointments with health

Want to keep up with health events and initiatives? Here's a calendar with a selection of the main national and international sessions. Keeping informed is easy… with Pic!

  • World Diabetes Day

    November 14, 2016

    This event, now in its 25th year, opens a window on the world of diabetes prevention, information, and innovation. It highlights easy, effective ways of reducing the risk of the disease and managing its complications.

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  • International Day of Older Persons

    October 1, 2016

    In a world where life expectancy is growing, the needs and rights of older people are fundamentally important. This event, established by the UN in 1990, is celebrated all over the world.

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  • A #picstop for World Heart Day

    September 29, 2016

    To celebrate this annual event, launched by the World Heart Foundation in 2000, Pic is starting a campaign entitled "#picstop: take a break and check your health". A truck will tour Italian town squares and company offices, offering free blood pressure tests and a brief break from the frenetic pace of everyday life.

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  • World Alzheimer's Day

    September 21, 2016

    It's a chance to meet, talk and learn from others, with dedicated information centres and open days at doctors' offices all over the country offering practical help for carers of people with Alzheimer's.

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  • World Blood Donor Day

    June 14, 2016

    World Blood Donor Day was inaugurated in 2004 in honour of Karl Landsteiner, who discovered blood groups and was born on 14 June 1868. Each year it celebrates over 100 million donors around the world, and seeks to recruit more by influencing public opinion.

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  • World No Tobacco Day

    May 31, 2016

    Instituted by the World Health Organization in 1988 as an encouragement to stop smoking for 24 hours, World No Tobacco Day has become a powerful tool for raising awareness of this habit's serious consequences. It's also an excellent incentive to give up for good.

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  • World Hypertension Day

    May 17, 2016

    When was the last time you had your blood pressure measured? You can do so on 17 May, when the International Hypertension Society will be disseminating information on the prevention of cardiovascular problems at measuring points all over Italy.

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  • Women's Health Day

    April 22, 2016

    24 hours of events and initiatives devoted to the health of women of all ages. In memory of Rita Levi Montalcini, born 22.4.1909. In memoria di Rita Levi Montalcini, nata il 22 aprile 1909.

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  • World Health Day

    April 7, 2016

    Each year since 1950, the World Health Organization has devoted one day to a specific health issue. In 2016, it chose diabetes prevention and research.

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